Weekend Results – 28th June 2021

The four local sides in action this weekend all have been contending with absentees. Hull FC and the two cricket teams both managed to prevail despite this. Beverley ARLFC continued to struggle with their form.

Friday evening saw Hull FC field two 17-year-old debutants. A great number of injuries was only added to by three key players missing on international duty. It was a first half to forget for the Black and Whites. 10-0 down after Ashall-Bott scored on his Huddersfield debut while Russell converted from the kicking tee on three occasions. Second half grit and grind found the hosts finally find some rhythm. Tries from Fonua, Logan on his return and Wynne put Hull back into a winning position. A Sneyd drop-goal at the death made sure the two points were staying in Hull. Final score Hull FC 17, Huddersfield Giants 10.

Beverley ARLFC has been struggling for form after a great start to the season. It was not just form they were struggling for, as several first-team players were missing. Bradford Dudley Hill was going to be a challenge. This proved to be the case as the hosts dominated possession throughout much of the game. A 14-point lead at halftime seemed a fair representation of the game at the break, although Beverley would be disappointed by having no points on the board. The second half saw little in the way of a fightback, Miller with a try for the Blue and Golds, but this was amongst the host stretching their lead with several tries of their own. Miller did add a second try to his name, but the Bradford outfit got to 40-10 with the last play of the game.

Beverley Town CC in recent weeks has been building momentum after a difficult start to the season. Welton their opponents elected to bat first, reaching 148/6 across their 50 overs. All four of Town’s bowlers were economical, this helped keep the runs scoring to a minimum. Harry Metcalfe took the majority of the wicket with 3-40 from 10 overs. In response, Beverley reached the target in 44.3 overs. The top order made hard work of getting there, but it took wicket-keeper Will Harrison batting at seven and impressive opening bowler Thomas Haytack, batting at 8 to get to the total. Harrison slowly made his way to 29 not out, whilst Haytack took a more attacking stance with 52 off 55 balls. Beverley won by 4 wickets.

Driffield Town CC hosted Dunnington. Much like the rest of our local sides, they had their squad stretched due to absentees. The visitors were put in to bat first by the hosts, on a surface which was far more advantageous to have willow in hand. Dunnington complied 231 all out, Alec Drury and Jack Bolam both mad useful half-centuries during the innings. Nicky Johnson was the best of Towns bowlers taking 4-37 off 10 overs. Anson, Caley and Hardgrave all took two wickets each. It took 43.2 overs for Driffield to chase down quite a hefty target. Opener Owen Goldsworthy with 91 anchored much of the innings, Hardgrave at 3 made 45 as Driffield eased to a 5 wicket victory.

Report by: Simon Bromwich